wood wellbeing health

Construction Business

Wood is good for wellbeing and health

An increasing number of health-care facilities are making use of wood in their buildings to bring a warm, natural aesthetic.
wood benefits

Construction Business

Wellness benefits with wood

Studies have shown the health benefits of wood in the built indoor environment including lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress levels.
Lazaridis Hall wood design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt wins two wood design awards

Two buildings designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects have been recognized by WoodWORKS! for their use of wood in architectural designs.


Tallest wood condo under construction in Quebec

Origine, a new green condo project that recently broke ground, is set to become the tallest solid wood condo tower in North America. As the
soccer stadium

Building Strategies & Sustainability

A look at Montreal’s new soccer stadium design

Architecture firms Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler designed a new FIFA-approved soccer stadium that mirrors the landscape of an old quarry.

Design Quarterly

Transforming the Queensway Transit Exchange

A new transit bus exchange in Kelowna, B.C. is a visually stunning example of what is possible when it comes to budget constrained public buildings.
kelowna wood construction

REMI Network

New LEED pilot aims to eliminate illegal wood

The USGBC is introducing a new LEED pilot Alternative Compliance Path credit designed to help promote the use of legally verified wood
St. Vital Park Pavilion

REMI Network

Wood projects win Prairie Wood Design Awards

Eight Prairie Wood Design Awards were handed out at Alberta’s 8th annual Wood WORKS! ceremony. Chosen from a pool of more than forty entries, the

Construction Business

Wood roof systems offer unique opportunities

A growing number of buildings featuring aesthetically striking wood roof systems are popping up around British Columbia, and beyond.
Bow River Pedestrian Bridge

Construction Business

Banff pedestrian bridge a feat of engineering

Designed with the beauty of Canada’s first national park in mind, the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff, Alta., is a striking timber superstructure.
Wood grain

Design Quarterly

Different wood grain designs

There are five different wood grain pattern types, and the way that wood is cut can affect both its aesthetic design and its strength.
Wood-Frame Construction


Ontario revisiting wood-frame building rules

Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.
kelowna wood construction

Building Strategies & Sustainability

The benefits of engineered wood

Peter Moonen of the Canadian Wood Council explains how engineered wood products can enhance the performance of a building.